Ohio car accident victims usually have a lot to deal with. They have to try to recover from their injuries and come to terms with an accident that might have even left them suffering from a permanent disability. Holding the negligent party accountable for their actions is one way Ohio victims can receive compensation to help cover their medical bills so they can focus on rehabilitation. However, what happens when the irresponsible driver tries to escape responsibility by running from the scene of the crime, as the driver tried to do in the post from last week?
As mentioned last week on the Cincinnati Car Accident Law Blog, survivors of a car accident often walk away from the accident with multiple catastrophic injuries and need medical care to treat their injuries. Recovering these medical expenses and other types of damages may be possible in a personal injury lawsuit, if it is demonstrated that the expenses incurred during treatment related to the injury caused by the car accident.
In the midst of winter, Ohio drivers may find themselves driving under harsh weather conditions. Even as they take precautions to avoid accidents, many cities use commercial vehicles to remove ice and snow from the roads in order to further reduce the possibility of wrecks. These commercial vehicles are under tremendous pressure to cover a lot of ground in a little amount of time and may themselves not be taking necessary precautions on icy roads.
People in Cincinnati and throughout the state have to be aware of their surroundings at all times when out on the road. If there is an auto accident, there is the possibility of catastrophic injuries and even death. If the accident involved people in vehicles, they at least have some protection. If they're pedestrians, the vulnerability is increased exponentially and often leads to fatalities.
As Ohio residents may have read last week on the Cincinnati Car Accident Law Blog, distracted driving contributes to thousands of accidents in the state annually. Texting and driving is one of the distractions people face on the road, in addition to sleepiness and fatigue and even daydreaming in some cases. Distractions can come in a variety of ways, and it can often be difficult to prove in an auto accident case.
Losing someone suddenly in a fatal car accident is difficult for any Ohio family member, but when the car accident victim is a young person with their whole life full of promises ahead of him or her, it may be extra difficult for loved ones to come to terms with their loss. Their pain and suffering may be compounded by the thought of what could have been, and, therefore, closure may be harder to come by.
Usually, car accidents leave pain and suffering in their wake, even when there are no fatalities. Though it is rarely possible to quantify the loss suffered in a car accident caused by a reckless driver, car accident victims often find themselves saddled not only with catastrophic injuries, but also with overwhelming bills associated with the injuries. A personal injury claim may be one way to recover their medical expenses and also hold the other person accountable for their negligence.
Car accidents can be very dangerous and cause serious injuries. Not all car accidents result in injuries, but a new study found that many drivers and passengers in non-fatal and non-serious accidents suffer from neck injuries that often go untreated and unreported in a car insurance claim.